Summary of July 2010 Activities at TOCOM
Tokyo Commodity Exchange announced August 4 that July 2010 trading volume averaged 97,446 contracts per day, down 1.8% from June 2010. Gold standard, which is the Exchange’s most traded commodity, increased by 6.4% from the previous month to 44,531 contracts per day and gold mini increased by 7.0% to 7,994 contracts per day.
However, the average daily volume in all the other individual listed commodities decreased from the previous month; platinum decreased by 5.3% to 16,198 contracts, crude oil decreased by 11.4% to 3,382 contracts, gasoline decreased by 6.0% to 10,436 contracts and rubber decreased by 21.4% to 8,862 contracts.
At the end of July 2010, open interest in all listed commodities totaled 297,405 contracts, an 4.87% decrease of 14,486 contracts from the end of the previous month.